Wayne is proud to offer the community multiple events throughout the year. Each year, the Wayne Business Association partners with Radnor Township and other local businesses to orchestrate the Wheels of Wayne in April, the Wayne Music Festival in June, the Radnor Fall Festival in September and the Wayne Christmas in December.
The Wheels of Wayne Car & Motorcycle Show is a kickoff to the warmer months, when everyone is ready to head out, stroll around and
get some fresh air. Auto enthusiasts come from all over to show off their cars and take in all the others. Locals enjoy the displays and the vendors, food and entertainment for all.
An all-American but supremely Wayne tradition is the Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony. Rain or shine, families and friends set up their chairs and blankets all along the parade route each year. All decked out in red, white and blue, they enjoy seeing community organizations, Little Leaguers, classic cars, veterans and, of course, the marching bands and Valley Forge cadets. Following the parade, the Memorial Ceremony is held at the Radnor War Memorial on South Wayne Avenue.
Held in June, the Wayne Music Festival was a great success in its first year in 2015, and even more so in 2016. This day-long event features bands from all over the area in many genres, delighting crowds as they enjoy vendors, food and lots of refreshments while swaying to the music.
The Fall Festival is nearing a quarter century of entertaining the community. Always held on the third Sunday of September, the event is the largest put on by the Wayne Business Association. All along North Wayne and West avenues between Lancaster Avenue and the Wayne train station, local merchants, service providers, nonprofit organizations and restaurants are all on hand to share with the community. Street performances by local bands, dancers from local dance studios, face painting, and carnival rides make it a fun day for the whole family. Be sure to purchase your 19087 T-shirt at the Wayne Business Association tent while at the festival, and show your hometown pride.
The Wayne Christmas Celebration happens the First Friday in December. Downtown Wayne boasts a festive feel, with strolling carolers on North Wayne Avenue, carriage rides on South Wayne and Runnymede avenues, and photos with live reindeer. Friday evening is capped off by the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Wayne Train Station. On Saturday morning, Santa comes to town on a Radnor Fire Truck. It’s part of a parade that includes the Radnor High School Marching Band and Cheerleaders, as well as the Valley Forge Military Academy Field Music Group. Santa makes his way down Lancaster Avenue and then visits with the children for pictures.
The Parking Spot: You can always find a place to park in Wayne! There are numerous lots surrounding town, in addition to spots along the streets. We now have easy-to-use parking kiosks that accept coins, cash and credit cards. Remember: When you pay for your first half hour, you get an extra 10 minutes. Meter parking is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and ALWAYS FREE ON SUNDAY.
To find a parking map, go to waynebusiness.com/visit.